Events

We hold monthly indoor meetings between September and April and also run a series of FREE local guided walks - usually on the weekend following our meetings. These walks usually last between two and three hours at a very leisurely 'birdwatching pace'. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call 01274 582078 or e-mail abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

October 2018

Fri
12

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group present 'Images from a Warming Planet' by Ashley Cooper

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

This talk was postponed in March due to adverse weather conditions.
For the last 13 years Ashley has travelled the world documenting the effect of climate change, the last 7 full time. His resulting book has been described as a superbly photographed and researched record on climate change around the world.
He will be selling copies of his book (which can be previewed here: http://www.imagesfromawarmingplanet.net/) And will make a donation to our group for each copy sold.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
13

Field trip to North Cave Wetlands

Location: Pick up from, and return to, Shipley Town Centre.

Our autumn trip will be to North Cave Wetlands, between Goole and Hull. We will be taking a coach to the site on Saturday 13 October, leaving Shipley at 8am, returning 6pm. We anticipate that the cost of the coach will be £20 per person, depending upon numbers.
Call 01274 582078 to book.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £20 per person. Accompanied children: £10

Booking essential

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
27

Falling Leaves Event with RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Location: Cliffe Castle, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
Postcode: BD20 6LH (Google map)

RSPB Airedale and Bradford Locak Group will be returning to Cliffe Castle, Keighley for this popular event. There will be a series of craft activities for children (and adults!) as well as opportunities to go on guided birdwalks in the grounds. There will also be a chance to buy bird seed and RSPB goods.

For more information on RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group, please visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/airedaleandbradford

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

November 2018

Fri
9

Hope for Harriers? an illustrated talk by James Bray

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

James, the RSPB's Bowland Project Officer, will give an illustrated talk on the RSPB's work in Bowland and wider British uplands to protect Hen Harriers and other species of birds of prey.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sun
18

Fungi Foray in Northcliffe Woods - Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Location: Northcliffe Woods - meet at parking area on Cliff Wood Avenue
Latitude/longitude: 53.826175871654975,-0.69737141801697577 (Google map)

A guided walk - with a particular focus on fungus - led by fungi enthusiast, Veronica Youngson. We won't ignore the birds!

Time: 1pm

Price: Free

December 2018

Fri
14

Walking with Penguins: Antartica, South Georgia and the Falklands. An illustrated talk by Tim Melling.

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

A wildlife trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands to view birdlife also whales and seals that abound in the Southern Ocean.
The spectacular scenery and more King Penguins than anywhere else made the several days by ship to reach South Georgia well worth it.
This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

January 2019

Fri
11

Pennine Adders, Amphibians and Reptiles. An illustrated talk by David Aldred

Location: The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

An illustrated talk about the study of local Adders in the Washburn Valley going on to other reptiles and amphibians.

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

February 2019

Fri
8

The State of Nature - Wildlife Treats and Successes. An illustrated talk by Paul Hobson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

In 2016 the 2013 State of Nature report was updated. It is not all doom and gloom but there is real reason to pause and stake stock. The overall consensus is that the UK's plants and wildlife are declining.
The talk provides an overview of the main findings and explores some of the main strategies to try and halt what hopefully won't become the inevitable.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

March 2019

Fri
8

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group presents 'Champions of the Flyway' by Mark Pearson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

A welcome return of Mark Pearson.
24 non-stop bird-racing in the beautiful Negev desert - the crazy climax to months of campaigning and fund-raising all to combat illegal bird killing on the Mediterranean flyways. An exclusive, unique behind-the-scenes story about the incredible birds, the cause, the people and the adventure.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sun
10

FREE guided walk with RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group at Dowley Gap

Location: Meet at the bridge next to The Fisherman's Public House.
Latitude/longitude: 53.8414416,-1.8219027 (Google map)

The group will be undertaking a guided walk along the canal at Dowley Gap, Bingley. We are delighted to announce that Mark Doveston will be leading the walk.
As with all our events, it is open to everyone - members and non-members. This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Time: 7 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

April 2019

Fri
12

Airedale & Bradford Local Group presents 'A Year in the Life of a Swift' by Linda Jenkinson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Leeds Swifts - aiming to make Leeds the swift capital of the UK. Leeds Swifts is part of a UK-wide network of swift volunteers promoting the plight and conservation of these amazing aerial specialists.
The evening will include video footage.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Fri
12

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group AGM

Location: The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

The Group AGM will precede the talk.

Time: 7:00pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
13

FREE Guided Walk - Shipley: Canal and River

Location: Park outside the Saltaire Brewery on Dockfield Rd, Shipley BD17 7AR
Postcode: BD17 7AR (Google map)

We will be walking along the canal from Saltaire Brewery, crossing the river and spending a little time at Denso Marston Nature Reserve. Our walk will end at the Brewery, where we have been invited to have a drink (and perhaps something to eat - watch this space) in the Tap Room.

Time: 3 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

May 2019

Sun
5

FREE Guided Walk at St Ives, Bingley

Location: Meet at parking spaces near Coppice Pond.
Latitude/longitude: 53.8460277,-1.8643222 (Google map)

Join Airedale & Bradford Local Group at St Ives for an early morning walk, listening to the birdsong in the company of local expert, Mark Doveston.

Time: 7.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
18

Field Trip to Old Moor RSPB Reserve

Location: Coach pick-up at Shipley Bus Station 8am, return 6pm

The Airedale and Bradford Local Group will be undertaking a field trip to the RSPB Reserve at Old Moor, South Yorkshire

Time: 8 am

Price: £20 per person, depending upon number of participants.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk